Provide Bicycles for Poor Students in India

 
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$13,667
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Summary

Our project is providing 300 bicycles and shoes to 300 students --150 boys and 150 girls--to help them go to school in poor coastal areas of Kerala, India.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Students of poor coastal areas of Kerala, India, need to go to school in remote villages. Areas are steeped in poverty and at the mercy of repeated sea erosion . School is too far from villages to walk each day barefoot with heavy bags of books, making school attendance difficult to the point of jeopardizing students’ future. Bicycles will have a strong impact by helping poor boys and girls go to school regularly. Students will own their bike after completing school.

How will this project solve this problem?

Buying and distributing 300 bicycles: 150 Herald Thriller bikes for boys; 150 Lady Bird bikes for girls. Students contribute Rs500 each (US$12). Project will ensure qualitative changes in people’s life and enhance village integrated development.

Potential Long Term Impact

By helping 300 poor students (50% boys; 50% girls) finish high school and own a bicycle after graduation, the project will provide access to basic education to all the poor students in the selected area and village.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Project Leader

Claudine Dussert

President and Treasurer
Bethesda, Maryland United States

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